Dec 06, 2018 - Sale 2495

Sale 2495 - Lot 140

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
Enchanted holiday prance. Design for a holiday card, circa 1930. Gouache on paper. 343x253 mm; 13 1/2x10 inches, image. Framed to 21x18 1/4 inches.

Additional Details

A bright and colorful holiday card of a mother and daughter on fanciful reindeer with elaborate candelabra and ornamentation displayed upon their horns.
The Vermont-born Williams was an accomplished and award-winning painter, illustrator, designer, and teacher. She studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with Henry Snell, John Carlson, and Ames Aldrich, where she was active in the South Side Art Association and the Illinois Academy of Fine Arts. Her work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago. In Boston, she was a prize-winner in the Boston Line Greeting Card Contest where she likely designed this charming image.